For the second time, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) will host Presidential Fleet Review in March 2021. This apart, Vizag would hold MILAN, a multilateral naval exercise in March before the Presidential Fleet Review. MILAN is a biennial, multilateral naval exercise, which commenced in 1995, and was conducted at the Andaman and Nicobar Command until 2018.
It was to be held in March this year, but deferred due to Covid pandemic, said Flag Officer, Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, while addressing a press conference at the ENC headquarters on Thursday. “This is for the second time Visakhapatnam is hosting President Fleet Review. President Dr Abdul Kalam had reviewed the Naval Fleet in 2006 in Visakhapatnam,” said the ENC chief. Every president as supreme commander of armed forces reviews the Naval Fleet once in his or her term as per the naval traditions. Ships from all the commands and a few merchant ships belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India will participate in the fleet review.
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